A look at Chinese peasant paintings.
I first encountered this enchanting folk art when I lived in Beijing in 1980. Smitten by these lively depictions of everyday peasant life, I arranged for a travel permit (required in those days any time you left home base) to visit Jinshan, around two hours by car from Shanghai.
Each of these paintings comes in sizes of roughly 16 inches square and 10 inches square. All of the Jinshan art is hand-painted, though the artist will paint the same design again and again. The slides in this gallery post are from the collection of Weiwei and Stephen Jones. You can see more paintings on their Website, www.folkartchina.com.